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Book your place now on new mental health leadership course

I’d like to tell you about an exciting new blended leadership course that the ETF ELMAG 3 programme is offering between now and late March. It’s called “Breaking the Rules: An affirmative approach to mental health leadership”. I know you have lots of demands on your time, but I also know that if you vist this MHFE website it's becuase you want to make a difference aroudn mental health and wellbeing, i.e. you want to lead change.  Well that's what this course is about.

2 Steps forward and 1.9 back: CLMH Leaders' Voices

A DfE Community Learning | Mental Health Research Report (2015/17)

When we reached the end of the DfE Community Learning Mental Health research (CLMH) delivery phase in July 2017, we asked Kathryn James to speak with leaders from a number of CLMH research sites to capture the leadership voice as part of the project evaluation and to set the findings in context of leadership theory.

Breaking the Rules all online course

Welcome to the Breaking the Rules Online Course.

Before you start the course sessions, familiarise yourself with the course objectives and how it will run by working through the course introduction.

The course consists of four self-study sessions,  you can choose how and when you study them through the week.

The Breaking the Rules (BTR) Notice Board contains quick links to places mentioned in the self-study learning objects including the BTR Forum, BTR Deeper Interest Pinterest Board and Twitter.

Meeting the Challenge of Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (One Day Course)

Great to see interest in the FutureLearn course, so I thought I'd tell you about a one-day face to face course, Meeting the Challenge of Special Educational Needs, that's coming up on 3 March 2016 in London. It is being offered as part of the ETF Excellence in Leadership, Management and Governance (ELMAG) programme. 

If you want to radically improve the quality of services and outcomes for young people and adults within SEN/D education provision, then this is the course for you as it will be centred around your special educational needs challenges.

Improvisation, live performance and freedom

I was privileged to witness 2 amazing pieces of live performance last night at a celebration evening of Complementary and Supplementary schools at County Hall, Hertford. The Hertfordshire Music Service is currently running 'Songwriter 2012', a project  to support young people's emotional learning, which has been match-funded by the BME achievement team who coordinate the C and S schools, and who invited us to contribute some live music as part of the evening.

Mental health CPD leadership meeting, 9th December 2011

Really interesting start to the LSIS project on Friday. Great to meet some very committed people from other areas, and especially to hear about their innovative practice. Particularly looking forward to checking out 'Back on Track'.

A couple of things from the session resonated. Firstly, the importance of organisations 'walking the talk' on supporting staff well-being the way we hope to support learners'. How else is transmission of confidence and relaxed learning possible, especially in making music?

Back on Track: Using the QCF to fund provision for students with mental health difficulties

Using the QCF to fund Mental Health Projects - supporting students with mental health difficulties

Powerpoint presentation given at the AOSEC Learner Support Services (IAG) Network meeting at West Kent College on 10.5.2011.

This presentation is part of  the LSIS/Highbury College/NIACE initiative to further support young people and adults with mental health difficulties in further education.

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